Governor Holcomb released from hospital, recovering from pneumonia

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Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is back at home after being admitted to the hospital with a pneumonia diagnosis.

According to the Governor’s Press Secretary, Holcomb went to the doctor on Thursday, Dec. 1, with what he thought was the flu.

He was admitted to the hospital out of an abundance of caution and is responding well to treatment, according to a Tweet issued by the Press Secretary.

Holcomb was released from the hospital on Saturday and returned home.

The governor on Thursday had canceled plans to present the Sachem Award to Patricia “Pat” Koch during an event scheduled for Friday morning at Heritage Hills High School in Lincoln City. Koch is an originating partner of Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus.

The most recent public event he attended was the 51st Mozel Sanders Thanksgiving Day Dinner at Tabernacle Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, according to schedules sent to News 8 by email.

Holcomb is able to do his duties and obligations while healing. Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch will not be required to serve as interim governor.

Crouch released a statement Friday:

“I’ve been in contact with his staff today, and it’s good to hear the Governor is resting well and responding to treatment. I will be praying for a speedy recovery for him.”

Network Indiana contributed to this story

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